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The Textmapping Project
A resource for teachers improving reading comprehension skills instruction
Classroom Teachers: We receive emails from teachers like you every day. They link to us from their classroom pages - like this from Share to Learn and this from Classroom 2.0. And they send us lots of comments as well. We love to hear from you! Here's how you can contact us.
London Metropolitan University: Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.
Georgia Department of Education: Framework for English Language Arts, Fifth Grade.
Infinite Thinking Machine: first segment, first episode!
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development: in Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 9-12, by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Cindy A. Strickland.
Creative Commons: Featured Content of the Week, 8/23/03
National Council of Teachers of English: Hot Topics Spotlight
University of North Carolina School of Education: lesson plan
State of Michigan: MiCLASS training program for middle school teachers
Syracuse University: Tutoring and Study Center
and many more...
The costs associated with implementing Textmapping in the classroom are limited to your materials costs, which will be minimal. There are no special materials to buy. Your cost will be limited to photocopying, and basic supplies such as colored markers and tape or glue stick - many of which you may already have on hand. Below is an example of how you can estimate your yearly costs. Click here for a printable version of this form. [http://www.textmapping.org/printEstimateForm.html]
|Item||Unit Cost||# of Units||Total Cost|
|colored markers||$6.50 for 12 markers||(12) 12-packs||$78.00|
|glue stick or cellophane tape (Glue stick is cheaper - and it's faster and easier to use)||$9.00 for 18 glue sticks||1 pack of 18||$9.00|
|photocopies||$.05 per copy||(80 photocopies/week) x 30 weeks
Note: With most textbooks, two facing pages can be photocopied to a single sheet of legal-size (11 inch x 14 inch) paper. In other words, 80 copies accounts for roughly 160 pages - or enough for 8 class-periods worth of 20-page textbook chapters.
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